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Team Leader/ Agricultural Economist

Published on 12.10.2020

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Position : Team Leader/ Agricultural Economist

IBTCI is seeking a Team Leader/Agricultural Economist for the Mid-term Evaluation of USAID’s Agricultural Diversification (AgDiv) Project in Malawi. The purpose of the AgDiv project is to contribute to USAID’s Feed the Future goal of sustainably reducing poverty and preventing stunting in eight districts in Central and Southern Malawi. The Team Leader will provide overall leadership for the team, and s/he will finalize the evaluation design, coordinate activities, arrange periodic meetings, consolidate individual input from team members, and coordinate the process of assembling the final findings and recommendations into a high-quality document. S/he will lead the preparation and presentation of the key evaluation findings and recommendations to the USAID/ Malawi and other major stakeholders. International travel to Malawi is required.

Scope of Work:

  • Provide overall leadership for the 4 member evaluation team;
  • Finalize the evaluation design, coordinate activities, arrange periodic meetings, and consolidate individual input from team members;
  • Provide technical leadership with respect to agricultural markets, value chains, seed policy, and agronomy at both the national and local level;
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of the key evaluation findings and recommendations to the USAID/Malawi team and other major partners; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Project Director.

Agriculture & Food Security & Economic, Education & Growth and Global Health and/or Business Development divisions.

  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients.
  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on final work product.
Required profile for job ad : Team Leader/ Agricultural Economist
  • Area of expertise in seed systems strengthening, agricultural value chains, seed policy, agronomy, and agricultural economics;
  • Experience in international donor development program management and overseeing multiple program areas simultaneously is preferred; and
  • Relevant experience in Malawi or Eastern/Southern Africa preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10 or more years of international experience in the seed sector with experience conducting USAID evaluations, ideally for seed sector, and/or agricultural input projects;
  • The Team Leader must be familiar with USAID regulations and systems including performance monitoring, gender policies and guidance, project management, budgeting and financial analysis, and reporting;
  • S/he should have extensive experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative assessments; and
  • Oral and written fluency in English required.

Education: Master’s degree in a elevant field.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Travel: International travel to Malawi is required.

Job criteria for job ad : Team Leader/ Agricultural Economist
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Management
Industries :
Education, training
Services other
Social, public and human services
Temporary work, recruitment
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Blantyre - Central - Lilongwe - Mzuzu - Northern - Southern
Experience level :
More than 10 years
Educational level :
Master
Number of Position(s) : 8

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